Theatre And Precinct Duty Lead


Name: Sydney Opera House

Phone: 1800 562 679


Location: NSW

About the job

Job Status: Full Time, Ongoing

Salary: Base salary of $ 115,669 per annum plus 11% superannuation contributions
Position No: SOH2250
Applications Close: Thursday 28thSeptember 2023, 11:59pm
Role Enquiries:
Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679
An organisation where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.
At the Sydney Opera House, you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50 th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation , Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.We welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, recognising the value, unique skills, and knowledge that First Nations employees bring to the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all genders, as well as people from one or more of these underrepresented groups/communities, including but not limited to d/Deaf and Disabled people/people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.We recognise that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at to let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, interpreters, or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.
For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.
This position is responsible for the leadership and operations of the Theatre and Precinct Duty team in the Corporate Services, Technology portfolio. Theatre & Precinct Duty carries out all operational and show support tasks for both internal and external stakeholders. It provides a supporting role in all production disciplines including staging, lighting, sound, audio visual, technology and record and broadcast while also delivering small scale events independently. The team is the first level support provider for these disciplines, escalating to the Theatre & Precinct Supervisors when appropriate. This role provides expert technical and logistical leadership. It ensures T&P duty services are delivered in a safe and efficient way and that our equipment and workforce can realise the technical vision of our hirers and presenting partners and develop customer-focused systems and standards that enable performers to achieve excellence. The Lead role is responsible for the development and guidance of the T&P duty technicians, ensuring they are supported, mentored and developed to achieve their individual outcomes. The role supports the Head of Infrastructure and Theatre Technology by providing accurate, timely and meaningful advice to support the broader objectives of the Technology Infrastructure team. Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.

We Are Looking For Someone With

  • Minimum five years demonstrated high-level production experience, with a variety of clients across various art forms and event types.
  • Demonstrated documentation and logistics capabilities, a willingness to keep up to date with industry standards and innovations and an ability to interpret and implement technical changes within the context of an established business.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including a demonstrated ability to use systems to monitor and track project progress. Experience with project costing, scheduling, resource allocation, development and management of budgets essential.
  • Proven capacity to self-direct and make decisions, incorporating excellent organisational, strategic and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading and building teams including formal training, development plans, performance management and rostering.
  • Demonstrated time management and prioritisation skills, including the ability to delegate.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and commitment to, WHS and risk management within a production environment.
  • Commitment to client needs and experience in a customer service environment.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in conflict management.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure including demonstrated sound decision making and crisis management skills.
  • A thorough knowledge of the theatrical process and sensitivity for working artists.
  • Ability to work well in a flexible work environment as part of a leadership team.
  • Advanced knowledge of productivity, technical drawing and production hire software. Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer-related technology for production needs.
  • Industry accreditations in live production or logistics are desirable.

Benefits & Culture

As Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • 5-week’s annual leave.
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives.
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including Pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives.
  • Working for an organisation with a 6 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • An up-to-date resume (of no more than five pages).
  • A cover letter, addressing suitability for the role (of no more than one page).

In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.

  • Please outline your experience working in a high-profile, large-scale, multi-venue performing arts precinct, supporting live performances and show critical systems
  • Briefly describe your experience in people leadership roles, managing a mix of permanent and casual workforce, including rostering and shift management.

Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed. To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment. The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

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